Pete Salsa

Pete Salsa

Pete has been a Salsa musicianfor over 40 years. He is a Grammy winner,  as I was a member and recorded on one of Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s Grammy winning recordings. Pete’s Salsa Band is an 8 Piece Salsa band  usually consisting of trumpet, tenor sax, piano, bass, conga, timbales, bongoes &  lead vocals.

Pete has played with & record with the following bands on a steady basis:

Spanish Harlem Orchestra 2002 to 2008 (2005 Grammy Award Winner)
The Mambo Legends Orch. 2009 to present
The Latin Giants of Jazz 2002 to 2009
Frankie Ruiz Orchestra 1995-1998 Musical Director
Larry Harlow Orchestra 1974-1980, 1990 to present
Grupo Fascinacion 1983-present Co-founder/Leader (a/k/a Fascinacion)
Chico O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orch 2008 to present
Conjunto Clasico 1996 to 2008
Ray Sepulveda Orchestra 1997 to present Musical Director
Hector Casanova Y Montuno 1980-1983
The Bronx Horns 2001 to present
Latin Legend Band 1994 to present
Ralph Irizarry’s Son Criollo 1998-2002
David Gonzales’ “Sofrito” play 1999 to present
Richie Viruet’s Blue Clave 1998 to present
Victor Cruz Orchestra 1995-1996
Nestor Sanchez Band 1996-1997
Junior Gonzales Orchestra 1990-1991
Seguida 1972-1974
Latin Soul Inc. 1972
Viento De Agua 2000-2002
Ray Martinez’ “Sabor Criollo” 2007 – Present
“Little” Johnny Rivero 2008-Present
Ray De La Paz 2007- present Musical Director
Orlando Marin 2010-present

Partial Play List

Fajardo’s Charanga
Porque Te Empenas
La Cartera
El Cuarto De Tula
Sancocho Prieto
Cocinando
Muneca
Moliendo Cafe
Mayari
Son De La Loma
Tiburon
Comadre Pedro Juan
To Be With You
Sabor A Mi
Delirio
Como Fue

He has also played with, recorded with, sub-ed with, or jammed with, the following artists:

Ray Barretto, Machito, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Charlie Palmieri, Hector LaVoe, Marc Anthony, Cachao, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, Victor Manuel, Tito Rojas, Luis Perico Ortiz, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, El Gran Combo, Mongo Santamaria, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Ismael Miranda, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Orlando Marin, Jose Fajardo, Dave Valentin, Sonora Poncena, Tito Nieves, Toby Love, DLG, Giovanni Hidalgo, Tipica 73, Obie Bermudez, Ray Ruiz, Kako, Daniel Santos, Hilton Ruiz, Bill Evans, Ray Santos All-stars, Ornette Coleman, The Mingus Band, Cheo Feliciano, Valerie Capers, Michael Stuart, Yomo Toro, Adalberto Santiago, Tony Vega, Yolanda Duke, Johnny Rivera, Joe Quijano, Janis Ian, Eddie Torres Mambo King Orch., Salseros Del Hudson & many many more.

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